Ireland vs Bangladesh – 1st ODI Match
The 1st ODI match of the Ireland Tour of Bangladesh will be played on the 18th of March between Ireland and Bangladesh at the Sylhet International Cricket Stadium, Sylhet.
Top Tournament Stats – Ireland Tour of Bangladesh, 2023
Current Form Bangladesh:
Bangladesh have been in an exceptional form in ODI cricket currently. Although, they were beaten at the hands of England in a 3 match series by 2-1, they have performed well in the recent past. Bangladesh won a 3 match ODI series against India by 2-1 in December last year.
Players to look out for in Bangladesh:
1. Mehidy Hasan Miraz- He has been in the form of his life both with the ball and the bat. Miraz can provide stability to the middle order with his exceptional batting and provide breakthroughs with the ball when needed.
2. Najmul Hossain Shanto- Shanto showed great signs of form in the recently concluded series against England. Shanto can hit the ball cleanly and also rotates the strike very well.
Current Form Ireland:
Ireland have been in good form in ODI cricket currently. They tied the 3 match ODI series against Zimbabwe in January this year at 1-1.
Players to look out for in Ireland:
1. Harry Tector- He is an exceptional top order batter who is in great form currently. Tector can play long innings and make a whole lot of difference to the game.
2. Joshua Little – Ireland’s young bowling sensation, Joshua Little is one of the most promising bowlers of this generation. He can pick up wickets at important junctures of the game and turn the match on its head.
Let’s have a look at the squads:
Ireland ODI Squad:
Andy Balbirnie (C), Harry Tector, Gareth Delany, Paul Stirling, Curtis Campher, Matthew Humphreys, Lorcan Tucker, Stephen Doheny, Mark Adair, George Dockrell, Graham Hume, Andy McBrine, Benjamin White, Joshua Little
Bangladesh ODI Squad:
Tamim Iqbal (C), Najmul Hossain Shanto, Towhid Hridoy, Yasir Ali, Shakib Al Hasan, Afif Hossain, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Litton Das, Mushfiqur Rahim, Zakir Hasan, Nasum Ahmed, Taskin Ahmed, Ebadot Hossain, Mustafizur Rahman, Hasan Mahmud, Shoriful Islam
Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions* – PrePlay
Who will win the toss? – Ireland
Who will win? – Bangladesh
Top Batter (Runs Scored) – Harry Tector (Ireland), Najmul Hossain Shanto (Bangladesh)
Top Bowler (Wickets taken) –Joshua Little (Ireland), Shakib Al Hasan (Bangladesh)
Most Sixes – Harry Tector (Ireland), Najmul Hossain Shanto (Bangladesh)
Player of the Match– Shakib Al Hasan (Bangladesh)
Team Scores Batting first – Bangladesh 260+, Ireland 240+
Match Handicap: Bangladesh
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*NB these predictions may be changed nearer the start of the match once the final starting teams have been announced and we will be running ‘In-Play’ features, so stay tuned.
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